Mr David Douglas van Rooyen

Mr David van Rooyen
Current Portfolio: 
  • Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (2015-)
Background: 

Mr David van Rooyen has various diplomas in municipal governance and a Masters Degree in Public Development and Management. He previously occupied positions as the mayor of the Merafong Municipality and as the North West provincial chairperson of SALGA. He held a number of leadership positions in the ANC since 2007, and served as the whip of the Standing Committee on Finance and the economic transformation cluster. He was appointed as Minister of Finance on 10 December 2015, but redeployed to the position of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 December 2015.